Experimental setup at the EMSL for the retrieval of soil moisture profiles using multifrequency polarimetric data

M. Mancini, F. Vandersteene, Peter A Troch, O. Bolognani, G. Terzaghi, G. D'Urso, M. Wuthrich

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Abstract

Recently, an integrated research programme on the scattering properties of non vegetated terrains has been established at the European Microwave Signature Laboratory (EMSL) of the Joint Research Centre of European Communities [1]. Part of this programme consists of the experimental research on retrieval of soil moisture profiles. The experiment was setup with the objective to create, under controlled conditions, different datasets which enable the study of soil moisture retrieval from microwave observations and the capability to reconstruct soil moisture profiles. Data sets consist of moisture and temperature profiles in a sandy soil using Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) and Thermo-Couples (TC), in combination with monostatic, multifrequency (1-10 GHz), polarimetric radar measurements. This article describes the experimental setup at EMSL and outlines the methodology used for data analysis. Results of TDR measurements are presented and compared with numerical simulation results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE
Pages2023-2025
Number of pages3
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Part 3 (of 3) - Firenze, Italy
Duration: Jul 10 1995Jul 14 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Part 3 (of 3)
CityFirenze, Italy
Period7/10/957/14/95

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Geology

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Mancini, M., Vandersteene, F., Troch, P. A., Bolognani, O., Terzaghi, G., D'Urso, G., & Wuthrich, M. (1995). Experimental setup at the EMSL for the retrieval of soil moisture profiles using multifrequency polarimetric data. In Anon (Ed.), International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (Vol. 3, pp. 2023-2025). IEEE.